MINNEAPOLIS, Mn. – Another year, another title. Another race, another record.
Setting records and winning championships are becoming a yearly tradition for Florida Gator swimmer Caeleb Dressel as he defended his 50-yard freestyle championship for the fourth time in the NCAA championships Thursday night.
Dressel, a graduate of Clay High School in Green Cove Springs broke his own NCAA record in the 50-freestyle earlier in the meet with a time of 18.11 seconds. In the final, Dressel took nearly a half second off his record with a time of 17.63 seconds.
It is his fourth consecutive NCAA championship in that event.
Earlier in the session, Dressel swam the opening leg of the 200-yard freestyle relay for the Gators in a time of 17.81 seconds.
Dressel now holds the ten fastest times in 50-yard freestyle history with his win Thursday.